is a township on the border of St John and St Joseph parishes. Here Malvern, a former sugar plantation of some 315 acres (1913), survives. It lies on a 250m plateau behind Hackleton's Cliff on a similar latitude to Holetown, which is on the west coast. Bridgetown on the west coast was a major international port for slave traffic. African slave labour was imported to grow the sugar in the fierce equatorial climate. There were 160 enslaved individuals recorded in Malvern in 1808. Ownership of the Malvern Plantation can be traced to 1652 when it passed from Richard Ellis to Seth Rowley. In 1802 Francis Shorey Bayley became the owner, passing it to his son Sir Francis Souper Bayley in 1808. During this period the locality was named Malvern. Click here to view 1747 MAP
with the location of Malvern Plantation encircled.